Having Something To Do And Someone To Love Isn’t Everything

The key to a balanced life may actually be to do less and disconnect more.

Dawn Teh
Dawn Teh
Oct 14, 2019 · 5 min read

“Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness” — Sigmund Freud

Doing-being

“The concept of doing includes purposeful, goal-oriented activities,”

Relationship-solitude

“Too much sociality can be oppressive. We need time alone as a relief from social stressors, an opportunity for reflection and insight, and a chance for personal, spiritual, and creative development,”

“Solitude is a return to the self, to what is most important in one’s life, enabling an encounter with sources of meaning and truth beyond oneself.”

Conclusion

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Dawn Teh

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Dawn Teh

Content Writer | Former psychologist writing about how we think, feel, act, and thrive. Let’s talk: dawn.teh@pennedcopywrite.com

Mind Cafe

Mind Cafe

Relaxed, inspiring essays about happiness.

Dawn Teh

Written by

Dawn Teh

Content Writer | Former psychologist writing about how we think, feel, act, and thrive. Let’s talk: dawn.teh@pennedcopywrite.com

Mind Cafe

Mind Cafe

Relaxed, inspiring essays about happiness.

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